In mid-March each year, the Office of the Secretary of State sends a mailing to the homes of University employees who are required to file a Statement of Economic Interests (Statement) based on the criteria established in the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act (5 ILCS 420/Art. 4A). Approximately 8,000 employees University-wide are required to complete this form. You should be asked to complete a Statement if you met one of the following criteria in the prior calendar year:
- persons who serve as a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
- persons who are or who function as the head of a department or other administrative unit
- those who have supervisory authority over or direct responsibility for the formulation, negotiation, issuance or execution of contracts entered into by the State in the amount of $5,000 or more.
- those who are a Principal Investigator (PI) on a grant
- those who have supervisory responsibility for 20 or more employees
- those who have responsibility for the procurement of goods and services (University P-Card, travel card, i-Buy purchasing)
Forms will be mailed directly to your home mailing address, which is supplied based on the mailing address listed in BANNER at 12/31. If your address has changed, please print and complete a blank form. All completed forms should be mailed to the University Ethics and Compliance Office for review, prior to being forwarded to the Secretary of State for filing by the May 1st deadline.
Please visit the Filing Procedures section of our website to learn more about the process.
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Illinois Governmental Ethics Act (5 ILCS 420) -This law defines who must complete a Statement, the questions to be completed on the form, and the timeline for filing and penalties for noncompliance.
Illinois State Officials and Employees Ethics Act (5 ILCS 430/20-23) - When defining the role of ethics officers, this law explains the need for forms to be reviewed by the ethics officer.